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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown

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101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Moorhead, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I booked this place as a pit stop on our anniversary en route to IL. We had a great time! The staff was friendly, breakfast and room service were delicious, and the manager sent us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary! We will visit again :)

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the President Herbert Hoover Suite and I have to say it is one of my favorite hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. The room was fantastically appointed with every possible amenity. The shower was amazing. I didn't want to get out. Ever. So luxurious. The rest of the hotel is absolutely beautiful. The fountains and water... More 

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Pleasant Plains, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very nice hotel with very very helpful staff. They went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. We ran into a few glitches which is understandable when you have a big convention in town and we had 4 people in a room sharing the bill. However, the staff did a very good job at accommodating... More 

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Dawn Z: Thank you for your business and thank you for the kind review recognizing our staff! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman Genreal Manager More 

Devils Lake, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent three days here while attending the LWML convention. Great shuttle service to and from the convention center. Good breakfast especially the order of your choice in addition to the buffet. Location to the convention center allows a guest to walk if they so choose. All help was courteous and efficient. Our room was not cleaned the first day and... More 

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte H - Thank you very much for your business and comments. Please accept my apologies for the Housekeeping mix-up. I am glad that our team "Made it Right" for you. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Very nice hotel. The rooms are large. We stayed in the king suite. It has 2 separate rooms, a kitchenette, and a sleeper couch. The breakfast was awesome. Made to omlets and pancakes. The pool looked nice. Very close to Wells Fargo arena.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear herkiescamper - Thank you for staying with us! I am glad you enjoyed the room and the complimentary cooked to order breakfast. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

Everett, Washington
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, clean good breakfast and quick shuttle to the airport. Business and sight seeing very close. Zombie Burger just down the street. Staff friendly and rooms are nice with large living room.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear rmal1872 - Thank you! Please come back soon. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

Des Moines, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly and efficient staff, clean rooms and clean eating areas, excellent complimentary breakfast and happy hour. Conveniently located close to Iowa Event Center and to downtown shops/events. Will definitely stay again if in Des Moines and will seek out other Embassy Suites when in other cities.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Judy G - Thank you very much for the great review! We all look forward to your return when your travel plans bring you back to Des Moines. Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The room could be cleaner. Everything fromcleaner window sill to thecleaner smell inn the bathroom. Free breakfast and managers reception is wonderful and very accommodating. Food is excellent and customer service outs even better. We would come back.

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Chera E - Thank you for your comments. Please accept my apologies for the room not having been cleaned perfectly. We take great pride in providing a superior product and excellent service and it is disappointing to learn that we did not succeed this time. I do hope that this will not keep you from returning as we greatly... More 

Maple Grove
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All staff we encountered were friendly, helpful and outgoing. Breakfast: great selections, fresh and lots of variety Pool: clean, kept well and lots of towels. Workout facility: excellent Happy hour: very nice! We were able to have a late check out too. Convenient location!

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Sue L - Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the fantastic review! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

Hustonville, KY
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DH says, "hors d'oeuvres were lousy, otherwise it was perfect!" That about sums it up. We enjoyed our stay. Evening cocktails were very nice. The breakfast was excellent. The rooms were very comfortable. The beds were comfy. I loved the shower/bathroom. All the extras in the rooms were great. (I can't believe there is no wifi, unless you are member)... More 

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shammerman, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear ljgordon - Thank you for your great review and feedback! I am glad that our staff provided exceptional service and that you had the opportunity to enjoy the amenities we offer as well as the great surrounding area and attractions. I greatly appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Skip Hammerman General Manager More 

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